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US Apparel Industry In For Resurgence? Here’s What You Need To Know

January 18th, 2017

Although the United States’ $380 billion apparel industry is one of the largest in the world, approximately 97% of apparel is manufactured outside of the country. Retailers import goods from countries such as China, Mexico and Taiwan, but that may...

  • Tech Becoming Large Part Of Sports Apparel IndustryJanuary 4th, 2017The more a brand knows its customers, the more loyalty can be built by creating its products to meet their needs. Technology is now becoming a large part of various industries and recently it has been growing in the sports...
  • The Market In Plus Sizes Is ChangingSeptember 22nd, 2016What is happening in the apparel industry? The average American woman wears clothes that are between sizes 14 and 34.  Annual sales of plus sizes (size 14 and above) have increased in the double digits, almost 20%. Why is this?...
  • apparel sourcing | wholesale apparelNicaragua Poised to Start Apparel ManufacturingFebruary 4th, 2013Source Nicaragua is set to begin manufacturing fabrics and textiles for apparel companies in the country’s free zone sector this year. U.S.-capital textiles firm Millknit Industries is set to start operations any time soon in the Las Mercedes industrial park...
  • ‘Made in L.A.’ Pavilion Announced for Sourcing at MAGIC in Feb. 2013November 30th, 2012The next edition of Sourcing at MAGIC is just around the corner. This February, the biggest apparel sourcing tradeshow in North America will once again feature the ‘Made in L.A.’ Pavilion, to be sponsored by the Office of Mayor Villaraigosa...
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  • Brand Manufacturers See Rise in Holiday Season SalesJanuary 2nd, 2012Shopatron, Inc., an ecommerce platform provider for manufacturers and retailers reports that sales volumes jumped 16.5 percent for brand manufacturers. The ecommerce platform and online marketing provider said same-store online sales for its brand manufacturer clients increased 25.5 percent in November and 4.5 percent during the first 25 days of December compared to the same periods last year. Total holiday sales volume in 2011 increased 16.5 percent from 2010.
  • Apparel Manufacturers in Demand But It’s Not EasyFebruary 13th, 2011Apparel manufacturers are still very much in-demand today, depending on the clothing niche. I have a friend who creates very original, beautiful handbags. She started in a spare room in her home and is now moving into larger quarters in an industrial park. Business is booming because she is a whole supplier and also sells to the public. She sells her bags to B2B to craft shops that use them for holding knitting or sewing supplies for their training classes. After starting her business two years ago, she now sells handbags worldwide. But normally, it’s not that easy!

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Top Three Reasons Buyers Don’t Miss ASD Market Week

March 10th, 2020

If you are in the wholesale buying business, you might have already heard of ASD Market Week. It’s the tradeshow that takes place every summer and spring in Las Vegas. It’s also the largest consumer merchandise buying show in the...